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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by "Sheriff" Texas Jim Lewis
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Performer: "Sheriff" Texas Jim Lewis Banjo Solo With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders; Dick Sanford; George Mysels; Sammy Mysels
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Performer: Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders Writer: Dick Sanford; George Mysels; Sammy Mysels Vocal with Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders; Dick Sanford; George Mysels; Sammy Mysels
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Performer: Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders Writer: Dick Sanford; George Mysels; Sammy Mysels Vocal With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood,...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders; Ruth Rand
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Performer: Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders Writer: Ruth Rand Vocal With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders; Ruth Rand
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Performer: Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders Writer: Ruth Rand Vocal with Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by "Sheriff" Texas Jim Lewis; Frank Simon
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Performer: "Sheriff" Texas Jim Lewis Writer: Frank Simon Singing With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Johnny Rector; Neva Starnes
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Performer: Johnny Rector Writer: Neva Starnes Vocal With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Johnny Rector
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Performer: Johnny Rector Writer: Johnny Rector Vocal With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78